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Register of the Tone (John Henley) Family Collection, 1900-1995
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Alice Tone Gibbons' papers consist of her published writings. The Theodosia Benjamin papers consist of theater programs, business papers and school books relating to the Benjamin family and the transcript of an interview with Theodosia Benjamin by retired University of the Pacific faculty, Jerry Briscoe (1995). The Tone/Donnolly Family papers consist of biographical materials on John Henley Tone and his descendants; Tone and Donnolly Family schoolwork, scrapbooks, correspondence and business papers; general materials on San Joaquin County (Calif.) and on the Catholic Church in San Joaquin County.
John Henley Tone (1826-1902) was one of the earliest settlers of San Joaquin County (Calif.). He came overland to California (1849) and within a year had settled on the farm site still occupied by his descendants. Tone farmed wheat, barley and livestock. In 1855 Tone married Alice Walsh (1838-1924) who bore him eight children, of whom seven survived into the twentieth century. The six Tone daughters became Mrs. John T. [Mary] Doyle, Mrs. S.M. [Margaret] Storer of San Pedro, Mrs. F.B. [Catherine]Cluff of New York, Mrs. R.J. [Ella] Benjamin, Mrs. H.J. [Anna] Condit of Stanislaus County (Calif.) and Miss Alice Tone. John Nicholas Tone (1866- ) was the sole male offspring.
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